Author: Jessica Saunders

  • Jessica Saunders

    Mommy safety blogger, Jessica Saunders, is the director for the Center of Child Health and Wellness at Dayton Children's. She also serves with Safe Kids Greater Dayton, an organization dedicated to preventing childhood injuries. Follow her adventures as the mother of a newborn and a toddler, sharing safety concerns and tips with the Dayton community.

Did Nationwide make you mad? Good!

Another Super Bowl is in the books – with enough controversy surrounding it to last until baseball season. And another set of Super Bowl commercials have also been launched- but not without controversy as well. Overall, it seems media pundits … Continue reading

Protecting little ones from a dangerous poison

Electronic cigarettes or “e-cigs” are taking the country by storm. What some may consider a better or safer alternative than smoking, e-cigs are battery powered devices used to “vape” or inhale liquid nicotine, flavoring and other chemicals. However, the overall … Continue reading

To Grandmother’s house we go…without heavy coats!

Lately a lot of information has been out on Facebook regarding the use of heavy coats when using car seats. Cold weather has hit Ohio and no doubt our little ones will be needing an extra layer or two in … Continue reading

# SayNoToBumpers

Today, December 4, quite a few Dayton Children’s employees are attending the Ohio Infant Mortality Summit.  As I’ve shared many times on this blog – Ohio’s infant mortality rate ranks 45th out of 50 in the United States.  It’s an … Continue reading

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